Road to Recovery Training Set for June 26
Wichita, Kansas — An estimated 3,300 residents in Sedgwick and surrounding counties will learn that they have cancer this year. Because of advances in medical research, there will be cures for many. Getting to the cures, however, may be a problem. The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program helps remedy the problem by providing rides to and from life-saving treatments when a patient may have no other means of transportation.
The Society is currently looking for new Road to Recovery drivers. The program offers volunteers a flexible schedule and the opportunity to volunteer as often as they like. Drivers arrange their own schedules – between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays – and may drive once a month, twice a week, or somewhere in between. The volunteer simply picks up the patient at his or her home and provides transportation to and from the treatment facility.
A training for new and current Road to Recovery drivers will be held on Tuesday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Cancer Society office located at 330 South Main Street, Suite 100 in downtown Wichita. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required by calling (316) 616-6500 or (800) 478-4788 by June 22.
“Road to Recovery is one of the best volunteer programs I have ever been a part of,” says Amanda Hart, a volunteer for the program. “Not only do you give of your time, but you make friends along the way.”